Movies Made So The Stars Could Do It!
A "Movie Made So The Stars Could Do It" is a motion picture that may be described as follows:
It is *always* a mainstream Hollywood theatrical film that is *usually* a bad, uninspired or otherwise forgettable example of its genre, that typically has, as its only notable aspect, a romantic relationship between two of its principals, usually two actors, sometimes an actor and a director, or occasionally some other configuration, who formed a liaison during the project.
In most cases, the film in question would have been better left unmade, had the principals bothered to have sated their sexual gratification ("Do It") on their own time. Likewise, many of the "relationships" formed during a "MMSTSCDI" often (but not always) end as badly as their films did with critics and the general public. Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw of 1984's "Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom," and Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell of 1984's "Swing Shift" are but two high-profile exceptions that prove the rule.
Generally speaking, the principals meet for the very first time on the "SCDI" film in question, however, some stars had crossed paths prior to their listing. For example, Ethan Hawke cites the fact that he first met Uma Thurman at a New York City ATM, several years before they worked together on "Gattaca." The key factor is whether a romance first developed (or if rumors* of a romance began) regarding the principals at the time of filming and is the litmus test to determine if any film is a bona fide "Movie Made So The Stars Could Do It."
The list of films that fit this category is extended and more films get added yearly, as more examples of the type are made and as more information about previous films becomes known.
*Note: Rumors are usually unverifiable and the question of whether the stars actually did "Do It" during or after filming is all but a moot point. If stories in the media at the time of the film's release suggest a relationship, that is enough of a qualification for the film to be considered for this distinction. The concept of this listing is not to cause controversy for the principals, but rather to take an amusing look at how Hollywood functions generally and the work the principals did on these films in particular. In other words, the focus here is on the (usually lacking) qualities of the film first, and any relationships second.
Unless otherwise noted, the persons listed were actors in the film.